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The Grading Criteria for Ranked Events is defined in Regulation 27.

There are two divisions of the World Sailing Match Race Rankings - Open and Women. Ranking points can only be gained towards the women's rankings when all crew members are women. Sailors will only receive ranking points from events that fully comply with the Regulations.

Events must submit a Grading Form to the World Sailing Office at least four months prior to the event. World Sailing will publish the dates of WC events on or before 15 October each year and establish a calendar of events. Events may be re-graded retrospectively when there is a clear reason to do so.

The World Sailing Match Rankings rate skippers based on their performances at World Sailing Graded events over the 24 month period prior to the release date of the Rankings. Skippers score points by competing a Graded Events with the highest points awarded to the event winner and decreasing down. The most points are up for grabs at the World Match Racing Tour, followed by World Sailing Grade 1 events, Grade 2 through to Grade 5.

Bonus points can be scored for success in events featuring the top ranked skippers.

A skipper can count points from a total of eight events - four from the most recent 12 months and four from up to 24 months ago. Events contested within 12 months of each ranking release count for double. The winner of a World Sailing Grade 1 event can expect to score around 1,800 points if the event took place within the last 12 months or around 1,000 if it was 12-24 months ago.

As well as reflecting the current form and perfomance of the world's top match racer, the World Sailing Match Race Rankings are also used to decide 10 of the 12 skippers who will compete in the World Sailing Women's Match Racing World Championship.

The following Grades apply:

  • Grade WC
  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
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Upcoming Events
  • 200
  • 100
  • 50
  • World
  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5

Upcoming 200-Point Events

DateNameVenueNation
14 Apr 2019Hempel World Cup Series - Round 3, Genoa GenoaITA
2 Jun 20192019 World Cup Series Final - MarseilleMarseilleFRA
1 Jul 2019Laser Standard Men's World ChampionshipSakaiminiatiJPN
16 Jul 2019Laser Radial Women's World ChampionshipSakaiminiatiJPN
2 Aug 2019470 World ChampionshipEnoshimaJPN
25 Aug 20192020 Hempel World Cup Series - Round 1, EnoshimaEnoshimaJPN
22 Sep 20192019 RS:X Windsurfing World ChampionshipsTorbole, Lake GardaITA
29 Nov 201949er, 49erFX & Nacra 17 World ChampionshipsAucklandNZL
1 Dec 20192019 49er, 49erFX, and Nacra 17 World ChampionshipRoyal Akarana Yacht ClubNZL
13 Dec 2019Finn Gold CupMelbourneAUS

Upcoming 50-Point Events

DateNameVenueNation
14 Mar 2019South American Beach GamesRosario, Santa FeARG
1 May 2019Regatta Port Bourgas ‚Äď Bourgas Sailing WeekBourgasBUL
8 Jul 2019Pacific GamesApiaSAM
27 Aug 2019Open Russian, Russian Finn MastersRUS
20 Sep 2019CORK Fall RegattaKingston, OntarioCAN
4 Oct 2019KSSS Olympic Class RegattaSaltsjöbaden, StockholmSWE
21 Aug 2020Laser Europa Cup - SerbiaDonji MilanovacSRB

Next 10 World Events

Upcoming Grade 1 Events

DateNameVenueNation
2 Apr 2019Congressional Cup 2019Long Beach, CaliforniaUSA
3 Apr 2019Matchrace Switzerland 2019 - CANCELLEDAsconaSUI
9 Apr 20192019 World Sailing Nations Cup Grand Final - San Francisco, USASan FranciscoUSA
6 May 2019Argo Group Gold CupRoyal Bermuda Yacht ClubBER
5 Jun 201922nd Match Race Germany 2019 - An event of the Match Race Super LeagueLangenargenGER
21 Aug 2019Sopot Match RaceSopot, Gdansk Bay (POL)POL

Upcoming Grade 2 Events

DateNameVenueNation
29 Nov 2018International Christmas Match Race 2019TriesteITA
22 Mar 2019PMYC Match RacePorto Montenegro, TivatMNE
29 Mar 2019Ficker Cup 2019Long BeachUSA
3 May 2019PMT Szczecin Match RaceDabie Lake, SzczecinPOL
17 May 2019PMYC Women's Match RacePorto Montenegro, TivatMNE
17 May 2019NJK Open Spring CupBjörkholmen, HelsinkiFIN
20 Jun 2019EUROSAF Women Match Race Europeans 2019LedroITA
21 Jun 2019PMT Swinoujscie Match RaceSwinoujscie - Baltic Sea, Swina RiverPOL
27 Jun 2019OM International Ledro Match RaceLedroITA
25 Jul 2019Internationaux de France de Match Racing 2019 Manu Minard Trophy Championnat de France ELITE Open de MRPornichetFRA

Upcoming Grade 3 Events

DateNameVenueNation
20 Mar 2019Match Racing Open French National Championship 2019PornichetFRA
23 Mar 2019March Match RaceMarina di ScarlinoITA
5 Apr 2019 Student Match Racing Championships BUSAWPNSAGBR
5 Apr 2019Corfu Match 2019CorfuGRE
12 Apr 2019Oakcliff USMRC QualifierOyster Bay, NYUSA
13 Apr 2019PMT Spring CupRybnik LakePOL
13 Apr 2019GKSS Icebreaker CupLangedrag, GothenburgSWE
29 Apr 2019Arafura Games Match Racing RegattaDarwin Sailing Club AUS
1 May 2019PMT WarmUp EventDabie Lake, SzczecinPOL
3 May 2019ROU EMRT Romania 2019Lifeharbour Marina, LimanuROU

Upcoming Grade 4 Events

DateNameVenueNation
23 Mar 2019RYA Winter Match Race 2018-19-Weekend 4Weymouth and Portland National Sailing AcademyGBR
23 Mar 2019Butler Cup 2019Long Beach, CAUSA
30 Mar 2019Opening Match RaceClub Velico Castiglionese a.s.dITA
13 Apr 2019Match Race Fun CupTrasimeno Lake - Passignano Sul TrasimenoITA
18 May 2019Oakcliff May Grade 4Oyster Bay, NYUSA
18 May 2019Match Race Trasimeno Meteor CupTrasimeno Lake - Passignano Sul TrasimenoITA
8 Jun 2019NJK Z80 Match Race Björkholmen, HelsinkiFIN
29 Jun 2019Match Race Trasimeno Fun CupTrasimeno Lake - Passignano Sul TrasimenoITA
20 Jul 2019Captain John Piper RegattaCYCA, SydneyAUS
3 Aug 2019Club Marine NSW Youth Match Racing ChampionshipCYCA, SydneyAUS

Upcoming Grade 5 Events

DateNameVenueNation
6 Apr 2019PMT Academy CupRybnik LakePOL
6 Apr 2019Selective de Bassin Universitaine MRCaenFRA
7 May 2019NJK Center Cup Series Spring Edition Björkholmen, HelsinkiFIN
5 Jul 2019SF Bay Match Race ClinegattaSan FranciscoUSA
13 Aug 2019NJK Center Cup Series Autumn Edition Björkholmen, HelsinkiFIN
5 Oct 2019GKSS KM Club ChampionshipLangedrag, GothenburgSWE
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